I've applied for a job being a home carer for the elderly. It's an evening and weekends position for a home care agency. I was wondering if anyone can fill me in on what the work is like? I'm aware it will involve bathing and dressing clients but I'm not sure what else is required? Would be good to hear other carers experiences?
Can include bathing, dressing and undressing, toileting, changing pads, medication, making and serving of meals (usually pre-prepared and microwave but not always. ) conversation, may take the client out for fresh air or to an appointment/shopping etc.
Basically anything and everything depending on what your agency offers. Basically you can end up providing a care home experience but in a clients home. Sometimes you will double up with another carer as some clients may need two people (hoisting etc).
All training should be provided by the agency.
@Bargebill19 thank you for your reply. That really helps me get a picture.